Whirlpool icemaker not giving cubes, only crushed ice
Help, please! Our icemaker is on the CUBE setting, but is only making crushed ice when we press the chute for ice. The ice hopper is about half way full, and it has been working fine until today. Unit is less than a year old. Water dispenser is working well.
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remove the ice bin,there must be a chunk of ice blocking the cubed dispenser chute of the dispenser and channeling all ice thru the chopper chute,run hot water thru it to melt any chunks blocking the cube chute,then dry it and let it get cold before filling with new ice or you will have the same issue again
You have a solenoid switch which switches the dispenser back
and forth from crushed to cube. It could be stuck or not working or the parts
connecting it could be disconnected or broken. You will have to observe to see
if any parts are moving and if any noise is coming from the solenoid
Remove the dispenser cover by gently prying starting at the
bottom going round and round a little at a time to prevent from breaking it.
When it's off the screws will be exposed to access the other components
This is normal if you have previously used the crushed ice mode. The refrigerator will continue to dispense crushed ice for some time until the reserves are depleted. If this continues for a longer period then shut down the refrigerator and remove the dispenser compartment, clean any remaining ice and reinstall it. Start the power supply and wait 5 hours for the ice to form. Use the cube mode and you will surely obtain ice cubes.
You have a solenoid switch which switches the
dispenser back and forth from crushed to cube. It could be stuck or not working
or the parts connecting it could be disconnected or broken. You will have to
observe to see if any parts are moving and if any noise is coming from the
Check the bar below the icemaker bin. There is a gold color metal bar that goes from the front of the bin to the back and goes into a lever at the back of the freezer. If the bar gets on the wrong side of the lever it will be stuck in crushed mode.
yes and no ...... there is no real adjustment for it but you may have a sticking solenoid .....OK in the back of the unit remove the hopper and you will see the solenoid loop (white Plastic) in the back wall this need to pull up in order for the unit to dispense cubes. it maybe sticking ....now by moving it up and down a few times with your hand to make sure it is free....next dump all the ice out of the hopper and check the arm thathat sticks out the back of the hopper make sure it is not frozen after that reassby and place a few cubes back in the hopper to see if it is working..Let me know